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September 30, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Audi A5 Review

The very handsome and often cribbed Audi A5 lineup includes some of the best-looking cars built so far in the 21st century; including Coupe and Cabriolet versions, as well as high-performance S5 variants, it uses many components shared with the Audi A4 sedans.

New Remote Kill Switches Make Repo Men Smarter -- And Deadlier

When last we spoke of repo (wo)men, we spoke of how they're using license plate readers to find folks who are late on loan repayments. (As if stalking people on Facebook weren't bad enough.)

Drivers, Put Your Google Glass Away: Another Study Proves That Hands-Free Texting Isn't Safe

As of today, 44 states prohibit texting and driving. (The six outliers: Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas.) Twenty-two place at least some restrictions on using handheld devices to make or take calls behind the wheel.

2015 Lincoln MKC

2015 Lincoln MKC

From Motor Authority:

Lincoln Confirms Next MKX And MKS Replacement Plus Two New Cars

Lincoln executives are aiming to triple the luxury division’s sales to around 300,000 units by 2020, with most of that growth expected to come from China where the brand has just debuted. They plan to add two new entries to the lineup by 2020.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spy Shots

These are our latest spy shots of prototypes for the all-new, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. As the prototypes confirm, the new Camaro won't look very different from the current model, but there are some big changes taking place beneath the skin.

Le Mans-Inspired Audi Hybrid Supercar Back On The Table?

Back in 2012, Audi’s then R&D chief Wolfgang Dürheimer let it be known that he wanted to develop a diesel-electric hybrid supercar to sit above the R8 in Audi’s performance lineup. To be called the R10, a prototype is said to have already been developed and test-driven by senior management.

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V

From Green Car Reports:

2015 Honda CR-V: New Engine, CVT For Higher Gas Mileage, New Features, Mild Restyle

After a coy tease and a single photo by its maker last week, details on the 2015 Honda CR-V compact SUV are finally out. The refreshed 2015 CR-V boasts improved gas mileage, as well as some styling and content changes.

2016 Ford Super Duty Pickups To Adopt Aluminum Bodies Too

Only now are selected media getting a chance to spend time with the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which has a cab and pickup bed made of aluminum. And it will be a couple of months yet before it appears in showrooms.

Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

Tesla Motors' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker recently announced that its 200th Supercharger site is now open, in Oxnard, California--about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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